Pflugerville Neck Pain and Headache and Mask Wearing: Chiropractic Help

Clues: What links these symptoms together – irritation, pain, redness, headache, fogging?

Answer: COVID 19.

Over the past year, we’ve all found ourselves dealing with some new aches and pains in odd ways. Glasses’ fogging. Irritation of the nose. Redness of cheeks. Back of ear irritation. Neck pain. Headache. The protective gear has its side-effects in addition to its benefits. Your Pflugerville chiropractor is here to help lessen some of the associated pains like neck pain and headache. Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes Pflugerville headache and neck pain sufferers to come find relief.

ISSUES WITH MASKS THAT RESULT IN Pflugerville NECK PAIN AND HEADACHE

Masks and mask-wearing have down sides. A study of nurses explained that headache affected 73.4%, extreme sweating impacted 59.6%, breathing difficulty bothered 36.7%. Goggle or glasses’ fogging was reported by 91.7%. N95 wearers reported issues with nasal bridge scarring in 76.6% and pain and indentation of the back of the ears by 66.4%. (1) A recent study of nurses who wore masks and other PPE for greater than 4 hours at a time revealed that vision problems bothered 47.9% of them as did redness of cheeks/nose bridge/ears, dry mouth, and headaches. (2) One study of healthcare workers focused on the occurrence of headache during COVID-19. 81% stated that they acquired novel PPE (mask/eye wear)-linked headaches. 33% of them reported experiencing headaches before COVID. 91.3% of those pre-existing headache sufferers said that increased mask/eye wear equipment affected their headache control and work. (3) Overall headache occurrence due to PPE (mask/eye) was 62% in another report. Working more than 8 hours at a time escalated the risk of new headache incidence. Discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced concentration were other reported issues. Wearing such equipment aggravated pre-existing headache issues and triggered new headache occurrences. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center has listened to new pain complaints from our Pflugerville chiropractic patients this past year. Your Pflugerville chiropractor has taken care of many for headache and neck pain relief.

NEW PAIN ISSUES AND HELP WITH CHIROPRACTIC

According to the American Chiropractic Association, our Pflugerville chiropractic patients are not alone! Chiropractic patients across the country are telling of some new pain issues with their neck, shoulders, and upper back during COVID experience, particularly patients who wear masks for long hours. Surely, stress is a contributor to pain in normal life. In these times, it is no wonder that patients are describing more pain. Masks may well add to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. Masks may impact vision. If a mask rests too high, the wearer may tuck the chin to see more clearly or hold the neck in a different way to see better. A better fitting mask may help. More frequent breaks may help. Stretching more often may help. A walk to de-stress is a great option! (5) Your Pflugerville chiropractor understands these issues and is ready to help!

CONTACT Pflugerville Wellness Center

Listen to the PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the effective, gentle treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for relief of neck pain and headache.

Make your next Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with Pflugerville Wellness Center. We offer no more clues to the riddle of new headache and neck pain issues over the past year, just an option. Pflugerville Wellness Center offers chiropractic help: Pflugerville chiropractic care.

 
Pflugerville Wellness Center presents research on how mask-wearing may trigger neck pain and headache which chiropractic can help alleviate.  
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